Medical workers strike near Queen Elizabeth Hospital demanding Hong Kong close its borders with mainland China to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Winson Wong
Medical workers strike near Queen Elizabeth Hospital demanding Hong Kong close its borders with mainland China to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Winson Wong

Coronavirus: Hong Kong faces escalated medical strike despite government move to expand border closures

  • Hospital Authority says services ‘seriously affected’ as about 2,700 staff skip work in bid to force government into total border shutdown
  • City’s first human-to-human transmission of deadly virus confirmed as 15th patient infected through close contact with her son

Medical workers strike near Queen Elizabeth Hospital demanding Hong Kong close its borders with mainland China to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Winson Wong
Medical workers strike near Queen Elizabeth Hospital demanding Hong Kong close its borders with mainland China to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Winson Wong
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